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Old 01-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Stand help please

Going to build a stand for 150gl (6ft long) Originally I thought I needed two supports in the middle but after looking here I see that multiple people have used only one support in the middle can I change my plan (below) to one middle support instead of two?

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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I don't know why you'd want to. It never hurts to have more support.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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I don't know why you'd want to. It never hurts to have more support.
With only 1 support it would allow me better access to my sump. But I don't want all my hard work on the floor either!
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You would need to to go with a 2x6 or 2x8 for your vertical cross member.
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Are you planning on putting drawers in the stand?
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Are you planning on putting drawers in the stand?
Yes but they will be short so the pluming can run behind them
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You would need to to go with a 2x6 or 2x8 for your vertical cross member.
Vertical cross member? Lol sorry someone is helping me build it because I'm not very good with construction lol!
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Vertical cross member? Lol sorry someone is helping me build it because I'm not very good with construction lol!
I'm sorry. I got my terms wrong. The horizontal member. The piece that pans from leg to leg. My bad!
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I'm sorry. I got my terms wrong. The horizontal member. The piece that pans from leg to leg. My bad!
Along the bottom right?
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Actually just looking at another thread and the stand is built with all 2x4 and no 2x4 center support so your design looks strong
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